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Library Policies

Borrowing Policies and Overdue Charges

Borrowers must present a valid Nioga library card to check out materials or to use a computer.

Borrower’s cards are issued to residents of Genesee, Orleans, and Niagara counties and to those employed or attending school in LeRoy.  Library cards are issued with proper identification: picture ID with name and current address. If picture ID is not available, two documents with name and current address are required, along with picture ID.

There is no charge to apply for the initial library card.

Fines must be cleared before replacement cards are issued. Fees for lost cards are $1.00 for the first replacement; $5.00 for all subsequent replacement cards.

Non-resident cards are available for a fee of $40 per year. Paid cards entitle non-resident patrons to receive the same services and benefits that are available to residents for a period of one year. Renewals for purchased non-resident cards will be one year from the date the card was issued or previously renewed. To renew a purchased non-resident card the patron must not have an outstanding balance on the current card.

A parent or guardian must sign for borrowers under the age of 14 years. 

Borrower’s cards will be issued to people residing at a campground in Genesee County. A campground agreement or lease with a current date must be shown at the time the card is issued. Picture ID with name and permanent address must also be shown.

Loan Periods

Three weeks for books, magazines, and audiobooks.
Fourteen days for some popular new adult fiction and non-fiction books. These titles will have a 14 day loan sticker on the spine.
Fourtheen days for music CDs.

Fourteen days for DVDs and video games, seven days for new DVDs and museum passes. Check out limit per card: thirteen DVDs, only three of which can be new, plus 3 video games. 

Materials may be renewed for one additional loan period unless they are reference books, reserved books (books other patrons have a hold on), 7-day DVDs or museum passes. 

Videos, DVDs and museum passes are loaned to patrons who are 18 years of age with a valid library card. Children (under 18) may check out a maximum of three DVDs from the Children's Room.


Fines will be charged for all overdue materials.

Adult materials - $.10 a day, $5.00 maximum.
Children’s materials - $.10 a day, $5.00 maximum.
DVDs and museum passes - $1.00 a day, $10.00 maximum.
Children's Room DVDs - $.10 a day, $5.00 maximum.

Borrowing privileges are suspended when fines on returned or circulating materials are $5.00 or more.

Lost items will be charged the cost of replacement and a $3.00 processing fee. Replacements are NOT accepted.   

Approved by WML Board of Trustees – 3/2017

Revised 11/2018


Woodward Memorial Library | 7 Wolcott Street | LeRoy , New York 14482 | 585-768-8300